Sri Lanka police arrest youth for following Sunday Leader editor

Jan 08, Colombo: Sri Lanka police have arrested a youth alleged of following the Editor of Sunday Leader, Ms. Frederica Jansz, on the eve of the third death anniversary of former editor Lasantha Wickrematunga.

Police Media Spokesperson SP Ajith Rohana said the youth was arrested following a complaint made by the journalist that she was being followed by a man on a motorcycle.

She had lodged a complaint with the Mirihana police Saturday evening that the motorcycle rider was following her in the Mirihana-Nadukarawatte area.

Local media reported that according to the police spokesman, the suspect who is a resident of the Madiwela area was from the Sri Lanka Navy.

The suspect has been produced before the Gangodawila magistrate today and was remanded further.

Wickrematunga, who was the editor of the weekly English Sunday Leader newspaper, was shot dead in his car by assailants riding motorcycles on Jan. 08, 2009.

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